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Ida Cox

(February 26th 1896 - November 10th 1967)

Born Ida Prather in Toccoa, Georgia in 1896 she grew up in Cedartown, Georgia working on the Riverside Plantation. She joined the local African Methodist Choir at a young age and became a talented Gospel singer. Her career in secular music began at age fourteen touring with "White and Clark's Black & Tan Minstrels" and continued with various other shows on the T.O.B.A. circuit. In 1916 she acquired her famous surname from a brief marriage to fellow performer Adler Cox. In March of 1922 Ida's career got a boost from her live WMC radio broadcast from the Beale Street Palace of Memphis, Tennessee. Gaining the attention of Paramount talent scouts Ida Cox singed a contract and began making records billed as the "Uncrowned Queen of Blues" in September 1923. In 1927 the successful singing star would be married to her pianist Jesse Crump.

Videos:

'Fore Day Creep (1:54)

Bear-Mash Blues (3:00)

Fogyism (2:53)

Mister Man - Part 1 (3:01)

Mister Man - Part 2 (2:48)

Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (2:27)

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